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5 vegetables for vitality

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Are you feeling tired, dizzy, depressed, sore everywhere, lethargic, and bored? If so you may be battling with an over acidic body.

To feel vital and energised you need to have good health. Good health comes from eating healthy foods, moving regularly, sleeping enough, and having positive thoughts.


But for now let’s start with eating right.

Eating right isn’t as easy as it sounds…

I would know because after 5 years studying health and practicing it, I still am not perfect. There are definitely times I slip up and overeat on foods that are not good for me.

And the time I returned home from my honeymoon saw me gain a whopping 4 extra kilos and an increase in my body fat.

So even though I am passionate about health, it’s hard to be good all the time especially when you run to food when life gets tough!

If you’re anything like me, then knowing 5 of the healthy vegetables and fruit for vitality and energy will help you get yourself back on the right track.

Just add more of the following into your diet, and positive results will follow naturally.


1. Cucumber



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Cucumber is one the most alkalizing and nourishing foods for your body! They’re made up of 92% water and contain heaps of minerals and vitamins, that are essential for good health. Add cucumber to your salads, juices, smoothies, and soups for the best way to eat them. Try slicing them and adding fresh lemon juice, sea salt and cayenne pepper, they’re the tastiest way to enjoy them as a snack!


2. Spinach



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Spinach is a dark leafy vegetable to enjoy every day. Add 2 jam-packed cups to your smoothie, soup, or salads to get it’s many benefits. In just 1 cup of spinach you get 181% of vitamin K RDA, which is responsible for good bone health and 56% Vitamin A RDA, which is in charge of giving you beautiful healthy skin and eyesight.


3. Broccoli




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Broccoli is one the best cancer-fighting vegetable around; the best part is they’re also super healthy for you. In just 1 serve (1 cup raw) you get 142% of your RDA of Vitamin C, which is important for healing wounds, and repairing bones and teeth. Broccoli is also high in protein and fibre, which keeps you fuller longer helping you eat fewer calories throughout the day. Try adding 200g of frozen broccoli to your smoothies - you won’t taste it and it makes it thick and creamy!


4. Red Radish



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Red radish is high in folate, magnesium, and potassium, all which is important for overall health and well-being. Potassium specifically is important and crucial for your heart health, and folate for proper brain function. Try adding red radish to your salad with cucumber, and dark leafy greens for a super hydrating, super healthy salad!

5. Avocado



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Avocado is a super mega awesome food that you should be eating as least daily. Having 1 serving of avocado 50g gives you just 80 calories, 7.5g healthy fats, 3.5g fibre, 8.5% Vitamin C, 1.5% Iron, 1.5% Vitamin A, 13% Vitamin K, 4% Riboflavin, 4.5% Niacin, 6.5% Vitamin B6, 10% Folate, 7% Pantothenic Acid, 3.5% Magnesium, 2.5% Phosphorus, 7% Potassium, 2% Zinc, 4.5% copper, 3.5% Manganese, and 0.5% Selenium. Add avocado to your leafy green, cucumber, and radish salads, or try it with roasted pumpkin for a great salad. Add it into your smoothies, soups or simply enjoy it as a snack. Avocado is seriously a must have for vitality and health!

These five foods aren't the be all and end all of healthy eating but they are invaluable additions to diet and a great start to health and vitality.

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